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Ever Seen Bags of Water Hang From a Porch? Here’s What That Means
“Plastic bags half-filled with water and containing a few pennies might seem like odd outdoor decor if you’ve never encountered them before. Yet you can see these contraptions all over the American South, from barbecue restaurants to your neighbor’s back porch. But what are they for?
Believe it or not, these bags are an insect repellent. If you live in the South, you’ll know that Summer means bugs. Mosquitos, ants, June bugs, and most annoyingly, flies! Flies reproduce in the warmer months, so Summer is prime fly time. If these nasty critters get inside your home they will gravitate toward any food, even if it’s currently being eaten by you! Flies carry loads of bacteria and can spread dangerous germs including salmonella, e.coli and even cholera, so you definitely want to get rid of them.”